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Flood in Bangladesh

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Type of Event:
Flood, Ocean Storm
Location of Event:
Bangladesh
Date of Charter Activation:
30 May 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
09:41:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Activation ID:
534
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

Cyclone Mora struck the eastern coast of Bangladesh on 30 May. The Category 1 hurricane brought powerful winds and torrential rain and left nine people dead. Thousands of homes were damaged.

The storm formed in the Bay of Bengal following a weather system that brought devastating floods to Sri Lanka. The coastal areas of Bangladesh were put on the highest alert in advance of the storm's arrival and over a million people were evacuated before Mora made landfall. 500 cyclone shelters housed many of those left displaced by the storm.

Mora made landfall in Chittagong district, and the port of Cox's Bazaar was badly affected by the storm. Mora moved inland bringing further rain until it weakened and dissipated on 1 June.

Flooding in Chittagong Zilla, Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 08/03/2017
Post-disaster: 02/06/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by GIC-AIT

Damage assessment in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Palong Khali Union, Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong Division

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 06/06/2017 and 07/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Damage Assessment in Nayapara Refugee Camp, Teknaf Union, Bangladesh

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 05/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Damage Assessment in Leda Refugee Camp, Nhilla Union, Bangladesh

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 05/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Flood damage assessment in Khurushkul Union, Cox's Bazar International Airport

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 01/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Flood damage assessment in Cox's Bazar Paurashava Union, Cox's Bazar District

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 01/06/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Flood extent in Chakaria, Maheshkhali and Cox's Bazar Sadar Upazilas, Cox's Bazar District

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 01/06/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Flooding in Cox's Bazar Zilla, in Chittagong

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 01/06/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by GIC-AIT

Flood in Cox's Bazar District, Chittagong Division

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 30/05/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1A © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT

Flood in Chittagong District, Chittagong Division

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 30/05/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1A © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)
Map produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT